SAP: President Would Veto Card Check

By February 28, 2007Labor Unions

The White House has issued its official Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act. The first paragraph:

The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 800, the “Employee Free Choice Act.” H.R. 800 would strip workers of the fundamental democratic right to a supervised private ballot election, interfere with the ability of workers and employers to bargain freely and come to agreement over working terms and conditions, and impose penalties for unfair labor practices only on employers — and not on union organizers — who intimidate workers. If H.R. 800 were presented to the President, he would veto the bill.

The full statement is available here in .pdf format.